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Sci/tech tidbits in and around New Hampshire

Growing crops indoors North of the Notches

A big (by New England standards) hydroponic greenhouse that uses combined heat and power from natural gas to grow lettuce - and later, maybe, tomatoes - is being built on a former landfill site in the city of Berlin, way up North of the Notches. Here's a Union-Leader...

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N.H. patents through June 12

By Targeted News Service WASHINGTON – The following federal patents were assigned in New Hampshire from June 5 through June 12. *** Parallel Wireless Assigned Patent for 5G Native Architecture Parallel Wireless, Nashua, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (No....

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Gulf of Maine productivity has fallen by half

Phytoplankton are about 65% less productive in the Gulf of Maine than they were two decades ago because water temperature and salinity have risen as a warming planet alters ocean pattersn, scientists at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, Maine,...

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About Granite Geek

Dave Brooks has written a science/tech column since 1991 – yes, that long – and has written this blog since 2006, keeping an eye on topics of geekish interest in and around New Hampshire, from software to sea level rise, population dynamics to printing (3-D, of course). He moderates monthly Science Cafe NH discussions, beer in hand, and discusses the geek world regularly on WGIR-AM radio..

Brooks earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics but got lost on the way to the Ivory Tower and ended up in a newsroom. He has reported for newspapers from Tennessee to New England. Rummage through his bag of awards you’ll find oddities like three Best Blog prizes from the New Hampshire Press Association and a Writer of the Year award from the N.H. Farm and Forest Bureau, of all places. He joined the Concord Monitor in 2015.

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